Corinne Bramwell is a specialist criminal and regulatory law practitioner recognised as a leading individual in criminal law in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Background and expertise
With extensive experience in both defence and prosecution, Corinne is regularly sought after for her expertise in cases of the utmost gravity and sensitivity, including homicide and serious sexual offences. Corinne also has substantial experience in complex financial crime.
Corinne is known for her attention to detail, tenacity, and ability to achieve favourable outcomes for her clients. She is an excellent communicator, erudite and tactically astute with a measured style and real stage presence.
In addition to her criminal law expertise, Corinne has a successful practice in regulatory law and professional disciplinary matters. She represents professionals and regulators.
Corinne is an appointed SFO (panel B), and CPS (grade 4) prosecutor. She is a specialist (CPS) panel advocate for counter terrorism, fraud, serious crime, rape and serious sexual offences and extradition.
Corinne is qualified under the Bar Council's direct access scheme, allowing her, in appropriate cases, to accept instructions directly from the public.
Corinne is a member of the Bar Council Bar Representation Committee and a qualified pupil barrister supervisor. She has also served on 9BR’s management, recruitment, and crime group committees.
HOMICIDE AND VIOLENT CRIME
Defence Counsel - Client acquitted of domestic violence assault occasioning actual bodily harm after prosecution offer no evidence following contested submissions on serious disclosure failings.
Defence Counsel (led) in a three-defendant murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.
Prosecution Counsel – defendants convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm and cruelty to a 16-month-old.
Prosecution Counsel (leading) - three defendants convicted of conspiracy to procure a miscarriage by administering a poison following a trial before a High Court Judge. The trial involved complex legal issues in respect of the legal definition of miscarriage, and whether the mother could be a party to the conspiracy.
See Daily Mail article
Defence Counsel - client acquitted of assault and false imprisonment. The trial involved contested expert evidence on blood spatter.
COMPLEX FINANCIAL CRIME
Prosecution Counsel (leading) – Six defendants, convicted following trial, of conspiracies to commit fraud on bookmakers (valued at around £1.7m) and associated conspiracies to launder the proceeds.
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£34-million, sophisticated Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud and associated money-laundering enterprise.
See BBC article
Contested confiscation for £5-million Gift Aid fraud and multi-jurisdiction money laundering. The case involved multiple sources of evidence obtained from abroad using the International Letter of Request (ILOR) scheme.
See Daily Express here
£50-million, three-defendant fraud prosecuted by HMRC and the CPS. The case involved complex legal argument on the issue of ‘double jeopardy’ pursuant to Article 54 of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement including expert evidence from a Professor of Italian law.
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SERIOUS SEXUAL OFFENCES
Defence Counsel - Client acquitted by jury of two offences of committing assaults on lone women with intent to commit rape or sexual assault.
Prosecution Counsel – defendant convicted of serious sexual offences against four teenage girls.
Prosecution Counsel – defendant convicted of four-year campaign of rape against a child aged 10-13. Defendant received an extended sentence of 27 years.
Prosecution Counsel – defendant sentenced to 20 years for a campaign of rape against a child following a finding of ‘dangerousness’.
Defence counsel - client acquitted, following a 5-day trial, of allegations of sexually assaulting a former sexual partner.
Prosecution counsel – defendant convicted, following an 11-day trial, of historical sexual offences committed 39 years ago against a familial child aged 11. The case involved contested expert evidence from chartered clinical psychologists on ‘false memory syndrome’.
Prosecution Counsel - defendant charged with 35 serious sexual offences spanning 12 years against six complainants, the youngest of whom was aged 2. He received a life sentence.
See BBC News article
DRUGS AND FIREARMS
Prosecution Counsel – defendants convicted of possessing firearms with intent to endanger life.
Defence Counsel – represented an 18-year-old accused of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a certificate.
Defence Counsel - represented man accused of armed robbery of a Ladbrokes betting shop.
Prosecution Counsel - driver and passenger convicted in “landmark” case of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving and aiding and abetting causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving respectively. Both defendants received immediate custodial sentences.
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Prosecution Counsel – two defendants convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving where one of two racing cars struck a pedestrian causing loss of limb.
Poor midwifery practices following neonatal deaths.
42 serious sexual offences including multiple allegations of rape.
Represented client accused of multiple counts of familial rape of a child under 13 years.
Successful appeal concerning the operation of Article 54 of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement ne bis in idem principle of ‘double jeopardy’ based on previous criminal proceedings in Italy - led by Tim Owen QC and David Hughes.
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Professional commentary and attributiON
"She's got a very nice, persuasive manner and she quickly grasps the case." (Chambers UK, 2024)
"Corinne is a meticulous barrister who is universally respected by both judges and opponents." (Chambers UK, 2024)
"Corinne is a highly accomplished junior with a command of all areas of the case. Her cool, calm and smooth manner instils confidence and reflects her quiet mastery of cases." (Legal 500, 2024)
"Corinne is especially good on complex legal arguments with ECHR elements." (Chambers UK, 2023)
"Corinne has a very bright legal mind and is well able to handle any challenge thrown at her. She is tenacious, and always very well-prepared." (Legal 500, 2023)
“Tactically very astute, managing to skilfully pull together the salient evidence in the case and plot the best course towards the right result, whilst always keeping an eye on the big picture and wider issues for the client. An erudite, eloquent and impressively persuasive advocate, with a measured style, coupled with excellent stage presence and gravitas in court.” (Legal 500, 2022)
"A barrister with good communication skills who is more than capable of handling the pressures of a big case." (Chambers UK, 2022)
“A junior with a razor-sharp intellect. She instantly makes an impression on clients, opponents and judges, and is always prepared to go the extra mile to deliver the right result.” (Legal 500, 2021)
"A junior of superb mental dexterity who has a real presence about her in court." (Chambers UK, 2021)
"A thorough junior with a keen eye for detail" (Legal 500, 2020)
PROFILE: Corinne Bramwell
Confiscation / POCA
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
Regulatory / Disciplinary
020 7489 2727
BVC - Inns of Court School of Law, City University
LLB (Hons) - European, International and Comparative Law, University of Sheffield and University of Helsinki
South Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
CPS panel (Grade 4)
SFO panel (Grade B)
CPS RASSO panel
CPS Serious Crime panel (Grade 4)
CPS Counter Terrorism panel (Grade 3)
CPS Fraud panel (Grade 3)
CPS Extradition panel ( Grade 2)
Direct Access qualified
Qualified Pupil Supervisor
Bar Council Bar Representation Committee Member